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[audio]AnitaChan-LaborNotes08 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
Leading scholar on workers in contemporary China, Anita Chan, discusses recent developments in the Chinese labor movement at 2008 Labor Notes conference.
Keywords: China; Labor; rights; unions
Downloads: 40
[audio]Labor Express For 9-21-09 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 9-21-09 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. On this week’s episode, Labor Express covers the 2009 AFL-CIO convention in Pittsburg including excerpts from Sweeney & Trumka’s speeches at the convention and analysis of the main themes of the convention from Labor Notes editor Mischa Gaus. Well also hear about UNITE-HERE Local 1’s plans to take their fight for a new contract for 6,000 hotel workers to a whole new level this Thursday, and will hear audio from last Frida...
Keywords: labor; justice; rights; worker; union; chicago
Downloads: 15
[audio]LE3-16-08 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 3-16-08 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. Labor Express Radio is Chicago's only English language labor news and current affairs program. News for working people, by working people. Labor Express Radio airs every Sunday night at 7:00 PM on Chicago's independent community radio station, WLUW.
Keywords: labor; justice; rights; worker; union; chicago
Downloads: 64
[audio]Labor Express For 3-1-10
This is the full 3-1-10 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. This Wednesday, March 3rd, Chicago Jobs With Justice will be holding a public event their calling Durbin’s Diner at noon in Federal Plaza. The action, modeled on a Great Depression era soup line, will be used to highlight the continuing economic crisis and high unemployment and its impact on working people. Will hear from Susan Hurley, Executive Director of Chicago Jobs with Justice in a little bit about this action which is a...
Keywords: labor, rights, worker, union, justice, Chicago
Downloads: 5
[audio]Labor Express For 1-18-10 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 1-18-10 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. Part 2 of a 2 part look at the labor news of 2009 and Labor Express Radio's coverage of it. In this part we cover... The fight to protect public education in Chicago and the rise of CORE (Caucus of Rank and File Educators). The struggle against the coup in Honduras. The new democracy movement in Iran. The AFL-CIO convention and the change in leadership of the federation...
Keywords: labor, rights, worker, union, justice, Chicago
Downloads: 2
[audio]Labor Express For 4-25-11 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 4-25-11 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. May Day 2011 is less than a week away. This year is the 125th anniversary of the events of 1886 which gave birth to the international holiday. And there are a whole variety of events planned in Chicago to mark the anniversary. Most of today’s program will focus on a discussion of some of those upcoming events. This week has also been declared a week of action around the Jimmy John’s organizing campaign of the IWW...
Keywords: labor, rights, worker, union, justice, Chicago
Downloads: 120
[audio]Labor Express For 8-9-10 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 8-9-10 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. On this weeks episode of Labor Express Radio we make good on a promise we made weeks ago. In June, I announced that Labor Express would devote time to looking at the issue of pensions and retirement security in the coming months, and today we finally make good on that claim. Will hear from Karen Friedman, Executive Vice President and Policy Director for the Pension Rights Center, about the attack on defined pension benefit plans...
Keywords: labor, rights, worker, union, justice, Chicago
Downloads: 22
[audio]Labor Express For 10-25-10 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 10-25-10 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. Today’s episode of Labor Express could be called class struggles in France. Around the globe, the ruling class is utilizing the current economic crisis to erode gains made by the working class over a century of struggle. But in at least one place, the workers are fighting back on a grand scale. French workers are legendary for their militancy and the French are living up to their reputation with nearly two months of rolling ...
Keywords: labor, rights, worker, union, justice, Chicago
Downloads: 7
[audio]Labor Express For 8-16-09 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 8-16-09 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. In this week’s program we take a look at the debate on health care reform in the United States. We talk to Dr. Anne Scheetz, a practicing physician and member of Physicians for a National Health Plan about why a single payer, non-profit, universal health care system is the only solution to our health care crisis. We also look back on the last 16 years of Labor Express Radio with the former show host Wayne Heimbach, as we move...
Keywords: labor; justice; worker; rights; union; Chicago
Downloads: 3
[audio]Labor Express For 2-14-11 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 2-14-11 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. On today’s program we focus on Chicago municipal elections which are just over a week away. These elections could have a huge impact on working people’s lives in this city, so we are devoting today’s and next week's program to this topic. We have focused our election coverage up till now on the statements made by Mayoral candidates at a number of candidates forums held around the city...
Keywords: labor, rights, worker, union, justice, Chicago
Downloads: 11
[audio]Labor Express For 4-26-09 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
Labor Express For 4-26-09
Keywords: labor; justice; rights; worker; union; chicago
Downloads: 12
[audio]Labor Express For 11-16-09 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
Labor Express For 11-16-09
Keywords: labor; justice; rights; worker; union; chicago
Downloads: 14
[audio]Labor Express for 7-4-11 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 7-4-11 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. Last Saturday, the locked-out Steelworkers of Local 7-669 in Metropolis Illinois held a rally marking one year since the 228 workers at the Honeywell Uranium Processing plant were locked-out. And on todayâs program I will bring you an update of the efforts of the Steelworkers to bring the lock-out to a close. This will be part 1 of a multi-episode update...
Keywords: labor; justice; worker; rights; Chicago; unions
Downloads: 136
[audio]Labor Express For 4-5-10
This is the full 4-5-10 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. On this week’s episode of Labor Express we’ll hear from the Secretary of Labor, Hilda Solis, about revitalized efforts by the U.S. Department of Labor to crack down on the epidemic of wage theft which afflicts millions of workers around the country every year. From Ieri of the Immigrant Youth Justice League (IYJL) will receive a report back from the massive immigrants rights march held in Washington D.C...
Keywords: labor, rights, worker, union, justice, Chicago
Downloads: 8
[audio]Labor Express For 8-23-10 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 8-23-10 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. On this week’s episode of Labor Express Radio we’ll hear about a strike currently underway in Franklin Park, a Suburb near Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. Many of the workers at Ex-Cell Metal Products have worked their more than 20 years and yet the still make barely above minimum wage. Now management wants the workers to pay much higher rate for their health insurance...
Keywords: labor, rights, worker, union, justice, Chicago
Downloads: 87
[audio]Labor Express For 7-12-10 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 7-12-10 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. On this weeks episode of Labor Express Radio we report on a rare victory for hotel workers in Chicago in the form of a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruling. Last week an administrative law judge with the NLRB, found that the Blackstone Hotel in downtown Chicago, had illegal fired 14 workers while in the midst of prolonged negotiations over a first contract...
Keywords: labor, rights, worker, union, justice, Chicago
Downloads: 3
[audio]Labor Express For 12-14-09 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 12-14-09 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. Well the Holiday season is upon us, and whatever your belief system may be, chances are you are celebrating the holidays in some fashion and are buying gifts for family and friends. Here at Labor Express Radio we have some suggestions for gifts that will inject some class consciousness into your holiday. On today’s and next week’s program will be focusing on recently published books about labor struggles and working class ...
Keywords: labor, rights, worker, union, justice, Chicago
Downloads: 21
[audio]Labor Express For 1-25-10 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 1-25-10 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. Audio from a rally and march held in downtown Chicago by Public Workers United, a new coalition of public sector workers and their community allies. They held a march on MLK day looking specifically at the state of public transit in Chicago. Later in the program will here about a call for a boycott of Bissel products issued by a coalition of churches in the Joliet area...
Keywords: labor, rights, worker, union, justice, Chicago
Downloads: 5
[audio]Labor Express For 12-7-09 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 12-7-09 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. Sunday Nov. 29th was election day in Honduras. Those who continue to oppose the military coup in power in Honduras since last July consider the elections fraudulent as the elections were organized by the coup regime, without restoration of the democratically elected president. They argue that the elections were held with in an atmosphere of sever repression and good number of the opposition candidates had withdrawn from the ele...
Keywords: labor, rights, worker, union, justice, Chicago
Downloads: 8
[audio]Labor Express For 12-21-09
This is the full 12-21-09 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. C.J. Hawking is a United Methodist pastor and the executive director of Arise Chicago a faith based worker justice organization. Steven Ashby is an associate clinical professor in the Chicago Labor Education Program in the School of Labor and Employment Relations at the University of Illinois. Both were activists with the Chicago Staley Workers Solidarity Committee back in the early 1990’s...
Keywords: labor, rights, worker, union, justice, Chicago
Downloads: 28
[audio]Labor Express For 11-8-10 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 11-8-10 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. On today’s episode of Labor Express Radio we will talk about next weekend's Midwest WobFest 2010. The annual WobFest is a gathering, forum and celebration organized by Midwest locals of the IWW, especially from Chicago and the Twin Cities of Minnesota. This year's WobFest will focus on the themes of workers occupations, takeovers and workers self-management, here and abroad...
Keywords: labor, rights, worker, union, justice, Chicago
Downloads: 24
[audio]Labor Express For 7-5-10 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 7-5-10 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. On today’s program we take a look at an issue that I am embarrassed to say we have sorely neglected over the past few months. The explosion in April on the Deepwater Horizon Oil Exploration vessel in the Gulf of Mexico and the subsequent on-going oil spill is the most extreme environmental catastrophe involving the oil industry in our nation’s history...
Keywords: labor, rights, worker, union, justice, Chicago
Downloads: 86
[audio]Labor Express For 9-20-10 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 9-20-10 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. The back to school edition of Labor Express Radio. First we'll hear about the Siege of La Casita. For most of the past week, parents of children at the Whittier school in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood and their community allies, have occupied a field house on the school’s grounds day and night. CPS plans to demolish the building which is used currently used as an activity center for the school’s children...
Keywords: labor, rights, worker, union, justice, Chicago
Downloads: 7
[audio]Labor Express For 9-13-10 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 9-13-10 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. This Monday’s episode of Labor Express Radio is a “don’t miss” episode. The entire program will be devoted to my Labor Day weekend visit with the locked out Steelworkers in Metropolis, Illinois, a small blue collar town in the Southernmost corner of the state. Metropolis maybe know as the home of Superman, but the danger to the residents of Metropolis isn’t kryptonite, it is the toxic substances handled at the Honeywe...
Keywords: labor, rights, worker, union, justice, Chicago
Downloads: 23
[audio]Labor Express For 3-8-10 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 3-8-10 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. In honor of International Women's Day we air an interview with one of the foremost academics in Illinois to address issues facing working women. Dr. Helena Worthen is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Labor Education Program at the University of Illinois’ School of Labor & Employment Relations. Dr. Worthen puts together workshops and conferences every year focusing on the concerns of women workers, including the annual Re...
Keywords: labor, rights, worker, union, justice, Chicago
Downloads: 14
[audio]Labor Express For 2-8-10 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 2-8-10 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. On today’s program we bring you part 2 of our look at the crisis in Haiti following the destruction wrought by the Jan. 12th earthquake that struck the Island. On last week’s program were aired the first part of an interview with local Haitian expatriate and activist Lionel Jean Baptiste. In that interview we discussed the 200 year history of relations between the U.S...
Keywords: labor, justice, worker, rights, union, Chicago
Downloads: 17
[audio]Labor Express For 1-11-10 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 1-11-10 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. Part 1 of a 2 part look at the labor news of 2009 and Labor Express Radio's coverage of it. In this part we cover... The impact of the Republic Windows and Doors Workers December 2008 factory occupation on the labor movement. UE's efforts to win workers justice at Quad City Die Casting and to organize warehouse workers in Chicago's Southwest suburbs...
Keywords: labor, rights, worker, union, justice, Chicago
Downloads: 3
[audio]Labor Express For 8-31-09 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 8-31-09 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. On today’s program will hear from a group of striking workers on Chicago Southside. In May workers at SK Hand Tools, members of Teamsters Local 743, found out that for a month, their company had cut off their health care benefits, without informing them. Now many of the workers find themselves saddled with massive health care bills for services they thought were covered...
Keywords: labor; justice; rights; worker; union; chicago
Downloads: 35
[audio]Labor Express For 11-22-10 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 11-22-10 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. On today’s episode of Labor Express Radio we will hear from NALACC Executive Director Oscar Chacon about the state of the struggle for the rights of immigrants in the United States in light of recent political developments. Will also hear a critique of the new film Waiting for Superman from education reform activist Bob Peterson of Rethinking Schools...
Keywords: labor, rights, worker, union, justice, Chicago
Downloads: 12
[audio]Labor Express For 6-28-10 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 6-28-10 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. Last week was an important week for the labor movement locally, nationally and internationally. There were a number of major events held and announcements made at all three levels, and we going to try our best to report on these events and developments on today’s program. First off, on the local scene, the Chicago Federation of Labor held a press conference at City Hall Thursday to announce a historic agreement with Walmart o...
Keywords: labor, rights, worker, union, justice, Chicago
Downloads: 3
[audio]Labor Express For 6-21-10 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 6-21-10 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. On today’s program we’ll hear from three members of the Chicago Teachers Union new leadership team. CORE, the Caucus of Rank and File Educators, a reform caucus within the teachers union, won the election for union leadership over the incumbent United Progressive Caucus receiving nearly 60% of the vote. This is a historic victory for a leading group progressives and reformers in the union who have promised to engage the uni...
Keywords: labor, rights, worker, union, justice, Chicago
Downloads: 4
[audio]Labor Express For 1-24-11 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 1-24-11 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. On this Monday’s episode of Labor Express Radio we began our coverage of the upcoming municipal elections in Chicago with audio from a rally outside a Rahm Emmanuel for mayor fundraiser. Some of those at the rally were there to express their concerns that Rahm Emmanuel will continue the pro-corporate, pro-privatization agenda begun under the Daley administration...
Keywords: labor, rights, worker, union, justice, Chicago
Downloads: 12
[audio]Labor Express For 11-29-10 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 11-29-10 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. On today’s Labor Express Radio program will take a look at some of the issues raised by the recent mid-term elections. We’ll hear about the growing influence of money in elections following the Supreme Court’s decision in the Citizens United case. And we’ll hear a critique of Obama’s first two years in office from Bruce Dixon of Black Agenda Report...
Keywords: labor, rights, worker, union, justice, Chicago
Downloads: 10
[audio]Labor Express for 11-2-09 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
Labor Express for 11-2-09
Keywords: labor; justice; worker; rights; Chicago; unions
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[audio]Labor Express For 6-14-10 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 6-14-10 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. On today’s program we’ll hear about a tremendous victory for the forces of reform in the Chicago Teachers Union. CORE, the Caucus of Rank and File Educators, a reform caucus within the teachers union that emerged less than two years ago has won the election for union leadership over the incumbent United Progressive Caucus receiving nearly 60% of the vote...
Keywords: labor, rights, worker, union, justice, Chicago
Downloads: 4
[audio]Labor Express For 9-7-09 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 9-7-09 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. On today’s program will hear another installment in the saga of the Quad City Die Cast workers in Moline Illinois, members of UE Local 1174. After months of militant struggle, Wells Fargo refused to heed the demands of the workers, the state of Illinois and a number of prospective buyers for the plant. The workers last day on the job was last Friday, but the fight to claim hundreds of thousands of dollars in unpaid wages conti...
Keywords: labor; justice; rights; worker; union; chicago
Downloads: 27
[audio]ComcastCampaignCommunityVoices - Jerry Mead-Lucero
Community members speak out as part of IBEW Local 21's campaign on Comcast.
Keywords: labor; justice; rights; worker; union; chicago
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[audio]Labor Express For 4-18-11 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 4-18-11 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. The 125th anniversary of the Haymarket incident is a couple weeks away, and there is a whole series of events planned here in Chicago to mark this important date in world labor history. We’ll hear about some of those plans on today’s program. We’ll also hear from Bangladeshi workers who work in Wal-Mart sweatshops in Bangladesh and the truly horrific working conditions and repression they face...
Keywords: labor, rights, worker, union, justice, Chicago
Downloads: 84
[audio]Labor Express For 4-11-11 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 4-11-11 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. While the great labor uprising of 2011, may be receiving less mainstream news coverage as of late, the labor protests across the country are far from fading away. Last week some tens of thousands of people took part in one of the hundreds of pro-labor rallies, marches and other actions held from coast to coast. The events kicked of on Monday, April 4th, the 43rd anniversary of MLK assassination in Memphis in 1968...
Keywords: labor, rights, worker, union, justice, Chicago
Downloads: 88
[audio]LE1-6-08 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 1-6-2008 episode of the Labor Express Radio program.
Keywords: labor; justice; rights; worker; union; chicago
Downloads: 63
[audio]Labor Express for 11-23-09 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 11-23-09 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. On todayâs program we take a deeper look at the struggle of the workers at the Bissell products warehouse in Chicagoâs Southwest suburbs to get their jobs back. On last weekâs program we heard from Carl Rosen, Western Region President of UE (The United Electrical Workers Union) about how when the Bissell workers presented their employer with a petition to form a union, they were fired en masse...
Keywords: labor; justice; rights; worker; union; chicago
Downloads: 7
[audio]Labor Express for 7-11-11 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 7-11-11 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. On this weekâs episode of Labor Express Radio, we focus on a report back from my visit to Metropolis Illinois on June 25th, for a rally hosted by Steelworkers Local 7-669. The Local represents workers at the Honeywell Uranium Conversion Plant, who have been locked-out for over a year now. On last weekâs program we heard Local member Luckie Atkinson talk about the unionâs corporate campaign against Honeywell, including a visi...
Keywords: labor; justice; worker; rights; Chicago; unions
Downloads: 111
[audio]Labor Express For 4-26-10 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 4-26-10 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. This episode features an interview with Mark Brenner of Labor Notes summing up some of the highlights of the 2010 Labor Notes conference. Also includes interviews with Karmen Lee Ortloff of AFSCME Council 31 and the Illinois Labor History Society and Claudia Lucero of CONFEMEX (Confederacion de Federaciones Mexicanas) about plans for May Day 2010 in Chicago...
Keywords: labor, rights, worker, union, justice, Chicago
Downloads: 35
[audio]Labor Express For 1-4-10 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 1-4-10 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. Part 2 of our interview with C.J. Hawking & Steven Ashby about their new book Staley: The Fight for a New American Labor Movement: C.J. Hawking is a United Methodist pastor and the executive director of Arise Chicago a faith based worker justice organization. Steven Ashby is an associate clinical professor in the Chicago Labor Education Program in the School of Labor and Employment Relations at the University of Illinois...
Keywords: labor, rights, worker, union, justice, Chicago
Downloads: 17
[audio]Labor Express For 7-19-10 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 7-19-10 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. On this weeks episode of Labor Express Radio we start a two part focus on the state of the U.S. economy. As the Obama administration is celebrating it’s victory in passing “so-called” financial regulatory reform, we find little improvement in the economic condition of the vast majority of Americans, especially the tens of millions who remain unemployed or underemployed...
Keywords: labor, rights, worker, union, justice, Chicago
Downloads: 8
[audio]LE8-19-07 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 8-19-07 episode of the Labor Express Radio program.
Keywords: labor; labor express; union; worker; justice; rights
Downloads: 61
[audio]Labor Express For 12-13-10 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 12-13-10 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. One unique aspect of our coverage of worker’s issues over the past year here on Labor Express Radio has been the number of stories we have aired regarding environmental issues in working class communities. As we approach the end of 2010, and as world leaders discuss climate change policy in Cancun at COP 16, we will air today one more episode focused on this issue...
Keywords: labor, rights, worker, union, justice, Chicago
Downloads: 17
[audio]Labor Express For 9-27-10 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 9-27-10 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. First of, we’ll get an update on the struggle of parents and their community allies at the Whittier School in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood to prevent the demolition of a field house on school grounds that serves as a community and student activity center. We will also hear about an FBI raid last Friday on the home of SEIU Member, labor and peace activist Joe Isobaker...
Keywords: labor, rights, worker, union, justice, Chicago
Downloads: 10
[audio]Anna Maria Rico EX-Cell Striker - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This week, 22 workers at the Ex-Cell metal products plant in Franklin Park, IL. went out on Strike. Despite major contract concessions by the workers in recent years, the company is now demanding that the workers cover 20% of their health care coverage costs. This amounts to over $300 a month from most workers, and the average wage at the plant is $9 an hour. Most workers at the plant have worked there for many years, some more than 20 years...
Keywords: labor, rights, worker, union, justice, Chicago
Downloads: 87
[audio]Labor Express For 10-11-10 - Jerry Mead-Lucero
This is the full 10-11-10 episode of the Labor Express Radio program. Here on Labor Express Radio we view labor news in a broad sense. Yes, we cover strikes, lockouts, organizing campaigns and contract fights – the stuff people typically think of as labor news. But the concerns of working people extend well beyond these workplace fights. Here at labor express we view issues of education, immigration, health care, human rights and peace and justice just as just as much labor news as struggles o...
Keywords: labor, rights, worker, union, justice, Chicago
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